Sister Gloria School Newsletter: March and April 2018

Message from the Principal

Newsletter: This month has been busy here at SGS. The students who attended Encounters with Canada finally made it home after an ice storm in Toronto delayed their return. The grade twelve trip to Edmonton has been completed and the students are now waiting for Graduation. June 16th. The SGS run club has started and the students are well on their way to accumulating enough km to make it to Edmonton. Report Cards were issued and parent/teacher interviews were held. Thanks to those parents who came out to see their child's teachers. Culture week has been determined and it will take place May 28th to June 1st.

Mr. Morrison

Special Education

Spring is here! Here's to sunny days and warmer temperatures! GO PREDS!

Mrs. Coley


Sister Gloria School has joined the Alberta Medical Association Run Club!

Students from grades 3 to 12 will be running with volunteer teachers and TAs, and we invite parents to join us when they can...especially on Wednesdays after school. No running experience is necessary, and you can walk as much as you like! This is for everybody.

Did you know? The AMA Run Club website reports that when kids joined a run club:

67% of students felt more connected to classmates.
77% felt less stressed.
86% felt supported to make healthy choices.
95% will keep running.

Physical exercise is well known to have a huge positive impact on mental health. Thanks to parents who have already signed up to participate in some way! We’ll be in touch in the next few days.

Miss Stephens

Industrial Arts

Hello, the high schoolers are almost finished with our doghouses and are very excited to see them out in our community. Everyone else is working on phone/tablet stands and flower boxes.

Mr. Stauffer

Physical Education

Hello Buffalos,

Another busy and exciting few months of sports and activities! There was a lot of X-Country skiing done and the participation has increased dramatically! Mr.T also organized an AWESOME downhill ski trip to Peace River- I have already been asked numerous times about returning next year.

Our elementary Basketball teams traveled to Fox Lake where we returned home with yet MORE hardware, way to go Buffalos and Coach Alvina! Special thanks to the supervisors that attended as well.

A great opportunity that me, Mrs Coley, Connie, Wynter, Tani, Grace, Reanne and Krystal all headed to Red Earth for two days of intensive volleyball training. Everyone is now a Level 1 NCCP Volleyball Coach- WAY TO GO!

Intramurals will be starting up the first week of April as well as Badminton practices. Keep your eye out for the badminton schedule, John will be our main coach and there will be a few other assistant coaches.

I would also like to wish my amazing assistant Tharren the best of luck in the playoffs. Hopefully Nashville can get some revenge...if Pittsburgh can make it that far!!

From the Sports Desk of
Mr. McKay

Outdoor Education

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Mahsi, Creator's blessings to all.
Sweet T

Cree Language and Culture with Niles

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.


Cree Language and Culture with Violet

Submission for this months newsletter is this photo

Students making use of the newly renovated library and new books

Miss Violet Blesse
Mrs. Connie Nanooch

Dear K4 Parents,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Mrs. D’Or & Mrs. Nanooch

K-5 Classroom

Hello Parents and Guardians!

We hope that you had a great 2 weeks with your children. While we were away, we learned a couple of new techniques to use in the classroom with the Kindergarten students. Some of the new techniques are with language arts, math, and dancing. We hope to implement them into our classroom within the next few weeks. So please ask your children what new things they have learned in the coming weeks.

The students are continuing to work on their alphabet letters and sounds and numbers to 20. They are also working on measurement and exploring more about numbers. The students are continuing work on learning about plants and we are hoping to plant some vegetables so the students can watch plants grow. Students are also now starting to learn about their community and the jobs that people have around the community. In Art class the students just finished crafts to do with Easter and they will be beginning to do crafts for Spring.

We all look forward to seeing the parents at parent-teacher interviews. Please make sure to stop in and get your child's report and see all of the exciting things they have been learning and doing.

Mrs. Gladue, Malena Loonskin, and Tanya Nanooch

Grade One

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Ms. Tara Barnett

Grade 2 Classroom

​The Grade Twos have had a busy spring so far! We have been working on measurement in Math, including growing grass to keep track of its growth. We are finishing up our unit on Hot and Cold Temperatures in Science and will soon be moving onto Magnetism. We continue to work on phonetic poetry and have been learning about letter writing with Miss Jenn. We are excited for Spring to come so we have enjoy the outdoors a bit more.

Mrs. Stauffer & Wynter

Grade 3

Hello...I hope everyone enjoyed March Break! April is almost over...that means that summer holidays are getting closer...9 weeks! Term 2 Report Cards went out and it won't be long until the final report card goes out for this year. Keep up the great attendance for most of the grade 3's, for others please work harder at attending more regularly!

Ms. Gail John and Kyler Tallcree

Grade 4

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to make an entry in the newsletter this month.

Mr. Barrymore

Grade 5

We are excited to welcome Spring in grade 5! Students are looking forward to playing outside more during DPA. We are moving on to new units in most subjects - chemistry in science, division in math, and first aid in health!

Ms. T and Debra

Grade 6

March and April werew very quick months! We hope everyone had a restful March Break. Also, we hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter break with lots of chocolates! We are really working on our reading here in the Grade 6 class and are excited for the warm weather!

Miss Johnstone and Arlene

Grade 7 and 8

Hello Spring!
March and April zoomed by here at SGS! We have had a wonderful spring in grade 7/8! We have started a new unit on fresh and saltwater systems in science, we are working on a new novel study in English, and are working with probability in Math!

We also had the pleasure of working with the group from LiveDifferent. As you can see in the pictures we had a wonderful time and learned lots about believing in ourselves!

Until next month,
Ms. Roop

Grade 9

My newsletter entry this month is a photo

Mr. Tyler

High School English and Social Studies

For second semester the high school students have started their English Language Arts program. The grade 12's are preparing for their upcoming exam by working on their grammar and writing skills and they have just started a novel study that tells of life in concentration camps during World War Two. The grade 10's and 11's have also been working on their grammar and writing skills and they will be starting Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief novel study to work on for the rest of the semester. In other news five grade 11's and five grade 9's have recently gotten back from a trip to Ottawa, where they met students from all over Canada and they learned about Canada's involvement in World War One, specifically our success at Vimy Ridge.

Miss Livingston

High School Math and Science

Well, it's time for the newsletter again. The months of March and April have been very busy. We had report cards, we had students going away for a week to Ottawa, Students going away for a week to Edmonton, It was busy to say the least. I am glad we can offer these types of experiences to our students. In Science I just made an order for much more materials and much more hands on stuff that our students are sure to enjoy and remember for many years to come. Of course, that will take place after the summer break
I am also going to take this oppurtunity to mention that I am teaching the high school math students about linear algebra. They are having some difficulty, but they are starting to understand it.

Just a quick note to all my math students and their parents, I am available after school for extra help. ask me for details.
Have a great month, and I am sure that you are all looking forward to the warm weather and the sunny days.

Nick Christofalos
Candidate for
best Math and Science Teacher
in Sister Gloria School
for the 2017-2018 School year